Years ago, Tim Chantarangsu promised his parents that one day he would pay off their house. Over the past eight years, Tim has become a YouTube sensation. His channel Timothy DeLaGhetto boasts 575 million total views and his YouTube fan base is made up of 2.48 million subscribers.

As with most YouTube celebrities, Timothy DeLaGhetto is earning a pretty penny making videos, and two days ago he finally had enough to present his parents with a check to pay off the rest of their mortgage. Take a look!

The power of video here is twofold. Tim used online video to bring joy to his parents, and then captured the moment on video to spread that joy to others. It just goes to show the many different ways online video content can positively affect the lives of those around us.